Fences can be functional, decorative, or both. With a fence, you can increase the curb appeal of your property, enhance your privacy and security, and so much more. These fences are made from different materials including stone, wood, vinyl, and metal – just to mention a few. The purpose of your fence will ultimately have a bearing on the type of material you choose.
Another thing that the purpose of the fence influences is the style. There are many designs to choose from, and it can be quite overwhelming to pick just one. Functionality and aesthetic appeal are among the top factors to consider when choosing a fence style.
From the old and rustic, to the contemporary, here are 5 of the top classic fence styles you are going to adore.
Rock and Stone Fences
Stone fences are, without a doubt, one of the oldest fencing styles. Stone fences are strong and built to last a very long time, and are also decorative. You can choose to mix masonry styles in the design, and even combine it with other materials such as wood, for a unique-looking fence. Green plantings resting against the fence will only make the style even more attractive.
Picket fences are a favored classic that can be spotted in many front yards. They can be made from wood, vinyl, or sheet metal. Picket fences are mainly for aesthetics and are only up to around three feet high. There are several variants of the traditional picket fence that you can choose from based on your individual tastes and preferences.
Chain Link Fences
Chain link fences are made from galvanized or coated steel wire that is woven to form a diamond-shaped pattern or mesh. This style is very durable and low-maintenance. To enhance durability and longevity, chain-link fences are coated with vinyl. Chain link fences are great for both residential and commercial properties.
The top and bottom rails of lattice fences are wider for support. As the name suggests, these fences have a lattice pattern created by panels of wood, vinyl or PVC, spaced at around 2 inches between the panels. The lattice style is both functional, in that it enhances privacy and decorative because it is very attractive. To make the fence even more attractive, beautiful posts and post caps are usually a part of the design. Lattice fences are perfect for gardens and backyards.
Split Rail Style
Also known as a log fence, a split-rail fence is made out of logs of timber that are split lengthwise to make the rails. This style of fencing is very popular in farm settings. Depending on the number of rails, you have different variants of the split-rail fence such as two-rail, three-rail, four-rail and so forth. Split-rail fences are mostly for decorative purposes and marking property boundaries, but they also come in handy when it comes to keeping farm animals within a specific area.
A contemporary version of the classic split-rail design is the post-and-rail fence, popularly known as the estate fence. The post-and-rail fence is a 3-rail design, where the rails sit on solid square posts placed at a regular interval. Unlike the classic split-rail fence that is made primarily out of wood, estate fences can be wooden, metallic, or vinyl.
Whether you are looking to improve the security around your home, keep the kids and your pets in, or just looking to add to your home value, there is a fence that is just right for your needs. At Central Fence we consider it our highest priority to match you with the best possible fence.